Red Rock Canyon {Nevada}

I spent a total of 12 days in December in Las Vegas, Nevada. Desperately needing the fresh air and sunshine, I bought myself an annual pass and went to Red Rock twice all by myself. Looking forward to spending many more days in 2018 there exploring and doing more photography; would love to get a couple more hiking trails under my belt too. This place is truly amazing.

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Adventure is not outside man; it is within. – George Eliot

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CENTRAL LIVE {Live Album Recording}

So after 15 years of doing what God called them to do, CENTRAL LIVE Band from Central Church in Henderson, NV recorded their first LIVE album with Original Songs last night!! It was amazing night of worship. The house was packed and I loved seeing how passionate the people were. The culture is Vegas is different than anything I’ve ever seen and I love the energy, diversity, and vulnerability people have when they worship. The album is set to drop on November 3rd, 2017 and I pray God will use these songs and lyrics to shake and change the world! And I’m a humbled and blessed Momma cuz I have two kids (Chloe+Christian) on this team and my heart is super tender when I think of how God is using everything He poured into them to further His Kingdom. Beyond thankful.
“He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.” John 3:30

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We are what we worship.

MARIA PETERSON PHOTOGRAPHY

CENTRAL LIVE

My FIRST Central Live in Vegas where I enjoyed a night of worship music at Central Church! I honestly feel so blessed because one of my favorite worship leaders, Mack Brock, was there too and the whole evening was truly amazing! Icing on the cake was sitting next to  friends that God orchestrated for me to be with. CENTRAL LIVE - Live Album Recording will be at the Henderson Campus on 09.08.17. CLICK HERE for info and tickets! Don’t miss it if you’re in or near Vegas in September! I can’t wait! :)

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G R E A T E R
You are Greater
I must become less
as You become even Greater.
| Central Live | Greater | Lyrics |

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Sagum {Family}

I love the Sagum family. I’ve known them for almost a year now. What I love most about them is that they are free to be themselves and allow others to do the same…so there’s no need to ever walk on eggshells when you’re around them. Such a grace-filled, talented, and beautiful family!

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“We didn’t realize we were making memories. We just knew we were having fun.”

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CENTRAL LIVE {Brooklyn Bowl, Vegas}

I had the same view all night but it was enough for the Sold Out concert for the CENTRAL LIVE BAND at the Brooklyn Bowl on the Strip of Las Vegas! It was a GREAT night of worship and I was beyond happy to be there with great friends and seeing my baby Chloe sing her heart out! :) Thanking God profusely that He brought me from Chicago to Las Vegas mostly for this!

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“Thank you, Lord, for the work you are doing in and through your people. I pray many hearts have been captured through the event and people are being set free from bondage and beginning to live a brand new life. Thank you that all things are possible with you, where we were deemed unable to do anything good living apart from you. Thank you for loving us unconditionally and making a way for us, through Jesus, to know you and experience your unending mercy and abundant grace.”

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